Gotthard Base Tunnel opens, the European rail network that links Rotterdam to Genoa gains in time.

ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam. The newly opened Gotthard Base Tunnel through the Swiss Alps links the rail network from Rotterdam to Italian port of Genoa. Amazing engineering feat.

The world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel has officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work.
The 57km (35-mile) twin-bore Gotthard base tunnel will provide a high-speed rail link under the Swiss Alps between northern and southern Europe.
Switzerland says it will revolutionise European freight transport.
Goods currently carried on the route by a million lorries a year will go by train instead.
The tunnel has overtaken Japan’s 53.9km Seikan rail tunnel as the longest in the world and pushed the 50.5km Channel Tunnel linking the UK and France into third place. Info courtesy and with thank to the BBC.

Rotterdam

Rotterdam

Genoa

Genoa